Christian Teckert's works are dealing with questions of the politics of vision and display, subjectivity and the perception of space. Evolving from an architectural background, his work shifts back and forth between theory and practice in the realm of art, architecture and urbanism. 



Christian Teckert, * 1967, lives in Vienna, works on architectural, curatorial and artistic projects. He lectures and writes in the field of architecture, urbanism and spatial theory.


Since 2006 he is Professor for Spatial Strategies at the Muthesius University of Arts in Kiel/Germany; since 2005 regular lecturer at the Academy of fine Arts Vienna. He was board member of the OEGFA (Austrian Society for Architecture) and the SECESSION Vienna. He was awarded the Dietrich Ecker Award of the HdA Graz for architecture-theory and with as as-if the Bauwelt Award as well as one award of the German Architecture Prize. He was artist in residence in Fujino, Japan and at the MAK-Center for Arts and Architecture in Los Angeles, USA.


In 1999 he established the Office for Cognitive Urbanism (Büro für kognitiven Urbanismus) together with Andreas Spiegl, curating exhibitions like Studiocity (Vienna, Wolfsburg, 1999), Screenclimbing (Hamburg, 2000), ManifeSTATION (Rovereto, Manifesta 7, 2008) and editing books like Prospekt (2003) and Last Minute (2006), both published by Verlag Walther König, Cologne.


In 2001 he established the architecture office as-if berlinwien together with Paul Grundei and Stephanie Kaindl, producing projects like the GFZK2, an exhibition building for the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. Thoroughly published in Negotiating Spaces (2010), edited together with Barbara Steiner by Jovis, Berlin.


In 2013 he curated the exhibition Eastern Promises at the Museum for applied Arts in Vienna (MAK) together with the artist Andreas Fogarasi. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with the same title, published by Hatje Cantz.  




founding member of:

Office for Cognitive Urbanism (Andreas Spiegl, Christian Teckert)

as-if berlinwien


Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien





Negotiating Spaces

Eastern Promises

Räumliche Interventionen und urbane Strategien